*SPECIAL NOTE: This list of Distinguished Service Cross recipients should not be considered complete. This is an ongoing project and we welcome information on additional Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star with `V` device, ARCOM with `V` device, and Air Medal with `V` device recipients. Please contact us via e mail.
The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinquished himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor; while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his or her comrades.
The Distinguished Service Cross, Section 3742, Title 10, United States Code 10 USC 3742, was established by Act of Congress 9 July 1918 (amended by Act of 25 July 1963).
** We want to extend a special thanks to the following individuals:
C. Douglas Sterner, Home Of Heroes, for sharing his collection of DSC citations with us.
John D. Dennison, 1stCavMedic. John shared his Vietnam DSC citations with us. Sadly, John passed away on May 24, 2007.
- Indian War AMEDD Recipient
- Pre - World War I AMEDD Recipient
- Philippine Insurrection Recipients
- World War I AMEDD Recipients
- North Russian Campaign/Siberian Expedition (Polar Bear Expedition)
- World War II AMEDD Recipients
- Korean War AMEDD Recipients
- Vietnam War AMEDD Recipients * Includes the only Army recipient of the Navy Cross during the Vietnam War
- GWOT AMEDD Recipients